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The Gaslight Anthem - 'The B-Sides'

Brian Fallon’s voice is as beaten and battered as the perfect leather jacket

The Gaslight Anthem - 'The B-Sides'

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  • Label: SideOneDummy
7 / 10 Don’t accuse The Gaslight Anthem of slacking between the release of their fourth and fifth albums. Not content with putting out a live DVD of their 2013 show at London’s Troxy while bassist Alex Levine launches his vintage barbershop-themed lifestyle brand, they’re also offering up this lives and covers flipsides collection. Alongside a jangling juke joint version of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Tumbling Dice’ there are acoustic takes on ‘The ’59 Sound’, ‘American Slang’ and ‘Great Expectations’ which sound like they were recorded in a shonky old garage at the end of a big night on the bourbon. Here Brian Fallon’s voice is as beaten and battered as the perfect leather jacket, and all the more beguiling for it.
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